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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

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4,841 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,841
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 49
Gots: 667 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.74% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

- Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844. Brewed with a combination of 2 & 6-row malted barley, select cereal grains and American and European hops, Pabst Blue Ribbon is fermented with a proprietary lager yeast. Our unique fermentation and maturation process results in a smooth, full bodied beer with a clean, crisp finish with a fine noble hop aroma.
- ABV% 4.74
- Calories 144
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Ratings: 4,841 | Reviews: 1,619
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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

My dads beer of choice. good stuff.

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

Reviewed for what it is, this is perfect. It's the best American adjunct by far in my opinion; far beyond Bud and its ilk. It's nothing when compared to craft beers, of course, but at $3.19 per 4-pack of 16 oz. tall boys, this is my go-to when I want to get messed up for cheap (cough cough I mean it's a great session beer). Perceptible hops, an okay malt body, and no gross aftertaste make this an excellent offering for the price, considering otherwise you'd be looking at Steel Reserve or something like that.

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

Definitely the best AAL.
Runs rings around Budweiser yet remains cheaper.
It's the only AAL that has a crisp finish, no funky-off flavors.
Best drunken from the can or bottle.
If lack of money forces you to the adjunct section of the beer fridge, always go with PBR.

These kinds of beers need their own scaling system, reviewed in the context of what they are (cheaper alternatives to craft) My rating reflects my opinion of it within it's market. Also would be pretty cool to see this beer hitting the "okay" mark on BeerAdvocate (it deserves it)


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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It won a blue ribbon.

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The greatest beer at this price point.

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5/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried it for the first time last night. It's great. I'd always heard bad things about it, but, I love it. My new favorite beer!

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5/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

PBR is the best domestic lager you can buy and it is $7.99 per 12er. Enough said.

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

Personally, I found it weird when my friends said that they wanted to funnel beer into their butts, but as a huge Howard Stern fan, I thought "if Richard Christie can identify beer through his ass, how hard can It be?" So I de-pants, my boy Dave held my legs behind my head as I lay on my back, and my other buddy, handsome mike, did the pouring. Just a little sip at first, as I didn't want to get too giggly. All I can say is "Yum!", very good mouth-feel, light but full-bodied, and refreshing - also not sticky! I think that this is the only way to drink this American Classic. Happy drinking, friends!

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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